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clinton who will step down in january. let's bring in governor of new mexico and served as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. governor, always a pleasure to speak with you and when you look at this nomination of john kerry, what does u.s. foreign policy gain and lose with kerry at the helm here. as we both know, secretary clinton had broad name recognition and on the flip side, some say john kerry comes with far more experience than when secretary clinton took up the job. >> well, obviously, this is, i believe, one of the most qualified individuals in the country and ever to be nominated secretary of state. these are his assets and one, he's participated the last 30 years in the major foreign policy debates in the country so deep knowledge. secondly, he's a combat veteran and a war hero so he knows the scourges of war and military involvement and thirdly, he's a man of the congress and one of the big problems in the state department is that they don't get funded for embassy security and consulate security like in benghazi. kerry can bring his enormous prestige as a senator for many yea
not recommend disciplinary action. let's bring in former new mexico gove governor bill richardson. as we talk about this, it is a scathing report, the secretary of state hillary clinton was set to testify today, canceled after fainting and reportedly suffering a concussion. there have been four other congressional hearings with several leaders have testified but no secretary clinton. as we look at the clock, she has a month left here. is it a mistake for her not to testify? >> well, she is not well. she had a concussion. there were medical reasons for not -- for her not to appear. perhaps she'll appear later, but i think what the report also says, thomas, is that one of the problems is that the congress is not funding our diplomatic security, our embassies, our consulates abroad as much as they should. so i know it is a scathing report. near east bureau, bureau of diplomatic security. i've worked in the state department. diplomatic security is an excellent organization. there were some failures. there were some lack of coordination. but it also pointed to some 24 recommendations that secretar
. >>> violent protests delayed the inauguration of mexico's new president earlier today. take a look at what unfolded there in the streets. officials there say more than 2500 people took to the streets of mexico city, just a few blocks from where the new president was set to be sworn in. we're told that three protesters were hurt in clashes with police. one student is reportedly in critical condition there. demonstrators are accusing pena nieto of using bribery to win the election. those protesters were eventually dispersed and the new president was sworn in today. i want to bring in telemundo's julio vaquero from mexico city. mexico looking to boost its ties with the united states economically. what areas specifically are they trying to work on? >> hello, craig. it's a pleasure to be with you. well, these representative the beginning of a six-year term in which this new administration has said it has plans to create more steps to accelerate economy in the first place, to reduce the violence related to the war on drugs, and also to create a stronger ties with the united states. the concentra
. >>> meanwhile, mexico's new president has just been sworn in and his election marks the republic return of the party that ruled south of the border for seven decades. so, what is going to change? >>> many say the latino vote that allowed our president to secure his second term. but what is behind, what is behind the big idea of this record turn out? before we get to all of that, the fiscal cliff. we start with president obama digging in his heels about raising taxes on the wealthiest. senior administration official telling "the wall street journal" there will be no new offers until republicans allow tax rates to go up on top earners. this morning, the president accusing the gop of brinksmanship while republican senator orrin hatch said democrats are asking for too much. >> it's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on the weltiest americans. >> what he proposed this week was a classic bait and switch on the american people. a tax increase double the size of what he campaigned on. >> joining m
state and oregon today. >>> violent protests. the inauguration of mexico's new president earlier today. take a look at this. more than 2,500 people took to the streets of mexico city, just a few blocks where the new president was to be sworn in. three protesters were hurt and one student is reportedly in critical condition. demonstrators accusing of using bribery to win the election there. those protests were eventually dispersed and as you can see there, the new president has been sworn in. let's bring in telmundo's jose to talk more about this. how much of this is with the revolutionary party? >> well was in power for 72 years until the year 2000 when they lost their election there. 12 years later they go back in power but this is a new face. he's 46 years old and married to a soap opera star and he's young, energetic and he's sharp and he's media friendly. i think a lot of the people are really upset about the possibility that the old precorruption, not really democratic in nature will come back. but, you know what, craig, a lot of problems in mexico is confronting these next six ye
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